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Dmitri Andreyevich Vasilenko (Russian: Дмитрий Андреевич Василенко; 12 November 1975 – 4 November 2019) was an Olympic gymnast who competed for Russia in the 1996 Olympic Games. He won gold medal in the team competition. He was an alternate to the 2000 Olympic team.

Dmitri Vasilenko
Full nameDmitri Andreyevich Vasilenko
Country represented Russia
Born(1975-11-12)12 November 1975
Cherkessk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died4 November 2019(2019-11-04) (aged 43)
France
ResidenceLa Madeleine, Nord, France
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
Head coach(es)Alexander Kudinov

After his career ended, he moved to France to coach, but was diagnosed with ALS in 2008.[1] According to former teammate Alexei Nemov’s Instagram page, Vasilenko’s relatives informed Nemov that Vasilenko was in a coma on life support. Two days later, Nemov confirmed on Instagram Vasilenko had died on November 4, 2019.[2]

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  1. ^ "«Я еще живой!»". Федерации спортивной гимнастики России. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Умер олимпийский чемпион Дмитрий Василенко". Kommersant (in Russian). 2019-11-04.

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